Starsailor Brings 'Love' In January

Youthful U.K. hitmaking act Starsailor has settled on a Jan. 8 U.S. release date for its debut Capitol album, "Love Is Here." Produced by Steve Osborne (U2, New Order), "Love Is Here" features Starsai

Youthful U.K. hitmaking act Starsailor has settled on a Jan. 8 U.S. release date for its debut Capitol album, "Love Is Here." Produced by Steve Osborne (U2, New Order), "Love Is Here" features Starsailor's U.K. top-20 singles "Fever" and "Good Souls" as well as "Alcoholic," which is currently perched at No. 10 on the U.K. singles chart. "Good Souls" will be the first U.S. release from the album, to be serviced to radio stations in November.

The group has European live dates planned for most of the fall, but hopes to make a short jaunt to North America toward the end of the year. More extensive North America tour plans are in the works for 2002. Starsailor decided to postpone the U.S. album release so it could focus on diligently promoting the set stateside, as singer/guitarist James Walsh told Billboard in a recent interview.

"We're gonna work hard [in the U.S.]," Walsh said. "Too often, British bands thought they could break internationally from England, thinking they could go over to America for a week and do a couple of shows and everyone would go mad and that would be it. We're prepared to put the hard work in."

Starsailor was to perform alongside Coldplay earlier this month as part of the CMJ Music Marathon, but the show was canceled due to the terrorist attacks on New York.